May 4, 2011
John Kieran obviously wrote the intertitles
This early 1900s silent film is immediately (and solely) notable for two things:
One, a majority of the insects are anthropomorphized as villians. The ground wasp is made out to be a bank robber! The pitcher plant is a malcontent that, it is implied, kills insects without reason. This is what earns it a low review from me. The moral judgements implied by the humanization are completely at odds with the next point, that all life kills/eats other life because it must to survive.